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Property Name Rivermont Historic District (Boundary Increase)
Reference Number 13000338
State Virginia
County Lynchburg
Town Lynchburg
Street Address 200 Boston Avenue
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 5/28/2013
Areas of Significance
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From the 2002 National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form for the Rivermont Historic District: Developed by the Rivermont Land Company, the neighborhood is closely linked to downtown Lynchburg by the Rivermont Bridge over Blackwater Creek and reflects the city's growth and prosperity from the turn of the century through the mid-20th century. The district includes a wide variety of building types [(including churches), and architectural styles] that represent nearly every major American architectural style of that period. A number of the resources in the district are the work of some of Lynchburg's leading architects from this period, including Stanhope Johnson [and] Everette Fauber ... With resources important in the areas of domestic and religious architecture, landscape architecture, commerce, health/medicine, education, and recreation/arts dating from the 1890s through the 1950s, the Rivermont Historic District is eligible on the local level for listing on the National Register under Criteria A and C.


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